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Old 10-13-2007, 01:56 PM   #11
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Thanks guys, you've been really helpful. I'll keep an eye out for a decent sized actinic solution, and I'll check out that site now Sparky.

EDIT: I may have found something, from Interpet. They do a range of 12" long T5 compact tubes, in white and deep blue/actinic. I may get 2 whites and 1 actinic (white/actinic in the middle/white) which are 24w each; this would give me a total of 72w. What sort of corals/clams could I keep with this amount of lighting in my 10G nano (and low-medium waterflow)?

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From what I understand the blue spectrum of light is what reaches the corals as the sunlight travels through the water. Here is a good example of the green glow you get from the actinics. I use 2 50/50 and 2 super actinics. You can see it in the finger leather.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:54 PM   #13
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Well, I seem to have found a pretty good solution. I've got 2 of the 11w over-tank lights that I like, in white, and I just bought a 3rd one, and I bought a 9w actinic lamp from eBay in the US, and it works nicely in it.

So, I have 3 lights, 2 11w whites, and then the 9w actinic in the middle, creating 31w in total.

I'm having the actinic on all day (11 hours), with it on by itself for an hour each side.

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